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Tapers

Seal joints between wall boards to prepare a wall surface for painting or wallpapering.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$32.11 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  5.8%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Less than high school is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
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Job Title Examples:

Drywall Taper
Finisher
Taper

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